Rahul Gandhi's no-confidence motion speech LIVE: Congress MP vs Nishikant Dubey first
Rahul Gandhi's no-confidence motion speech LIVE: The no confidence motion against the Modi government is Opposition's bid to force the PM to speak on Manipur.
Rahul Gandhi No Confidence Motion Debate News: Rahul Gandhi will begin the no-confidence motion debate against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, following his return to Parliament a day before, after nearly four months. Gandhi's MP status was reinstated on Monday after the Supreme Court gave him relief last week by staying his conviction in the Modi surname case.
A Surat court in Gujarat had awarded the former Congress chief a two-year sentence in the criminal defamation case in March, which led to his disqualification as a lawmaker. Other than Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi and Manish Tewari will be the other speakers from the Congress, sources said. The motion will run for three days till Thursday, during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply on the last day.
The motion was tabled against the government after the Opposition failed to receive PM Modi's statement to both Houses on the violence-hit Manipur, which it had been demanding since the monsoon session began on July 20. Although the no-confidence motion is bound to fail the numbers test, the Opposition is counting on winning the battle of perception among the public by cornering the government on the Manipur crisis.
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- Aug 08, 2023 11:46 AM IST
No-confidence motion debate: Rahul Gandhi to shortly begin speech
- Aug 08, 2023 11:28 AM IST
'Purpose of no-confidence motion…': Congress MP
Congress MP Rajiv Shukla on no-confidence motion debate in Parliament from Tuesday: "They have the number strength. The purpose is that the opposition will be allowed to speak (in the Parliament)."
- Aug 08, 2023 11:14 AM IST
Ahead of no-confidence motion debate, Lok Sabha adjourned till noon
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 12 noon on Tuesday due to opposition protests over expunged portion of Monday's debate being re-recorded. Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi among others also met Speaker Om Birla and raised the issue of BJP leader Nishikant Dubey's words on NewsClick row not being expunged in the late night bulletin.
The no-confidence motion is likely to be taken up in the Lower House at 12 pm.
- Aug 08, 2023 11:00 AM IST
'Our victory, their failure': Opposition leaders optimistic about no-confidence motion's outcome
CPI MP Binoy Viswamon on no-confidence motion: “Today, discussion (on no-confidence motion) will begin in the Lok Sabha and the PM will be forced to respond, that is our victory and their failure.”
- Aug 08, 2023 10:46 AM IST
'Rahul Gandhi has opportunity to…': Anurag Thakur slams Congress leader ahead of no-confidence motion debate
Union minister Anurag Thakur on NewsClick row: “Rahul Gandhi has an opportunity today to apologise to the nation and tell how Rajiv Gandhi Foundation took money from the Chinese.”
- Aug 08, 2023 10:33 AM IST
‘Mere formality’: Sushil Modi downplays impact of Opposition's no confidence motion
BJP leader Sushil Modi on opposition's no confidence motion in Parliament today: "This (no confidence motion) is a mere formality now, there was no need of it. We were anyway ready to discuss Manipur issue in both the Houses. They (opposition) had brought the no confidence motion in 2018 as well and we all saw what happened."
- Aug 08, 2023 10:13 AM IST
When was Rahul Gandhi's last speech in Lok Sabha?
Rahul Gandhi made his last speech in the Lok Sabha on February 7, 2023, when he had participated in the debate on the President's speech.
- Aug 08, 2023 09:48 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi to begin no-confidence motion debate against Modi government today
Rahul Gandhi of the Congress who was reinstated as the Lok Sabha MP on Monday, three days after the Supreme Court suspended his criminal defamation conviction in the Modi surname case, will start the no-confidence debate against the Narendra Modi government in the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday, sources said.